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    20 October 2015

    Visit of the Secretary-General to Israel and Palestine

    VIENNA, 20 October (UN Information Service) - The Secretary-General has repeatedly expressed his anguish and deep concern at the escalating violence in Israel and Palestine. In an effort to help defuse the current tensions, he is travelling to the region today (Tuesday 20 October 2015) to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas, and other senior officials.

    The Secretary-General is also expected to meet with Israeli and Palestinian victims of the recent hostilities and terror attacks.

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